*a copy of this letter was also sent to Senate HELP

February 22, 2021

Committee on Finance
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.   20510

Dear Senator:

It is with great pleasure that I write to endorse the nomination of Xavier Becerra to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Throughout his long and distinguished career in public service, Mr. Becerra has demonstrated his capabilities in the health care arena, from taking on a corporate health care giant that illegally drove up prices, to helping secure passage of the Affordable Care Act and later defending it in court. He knows the plight of Americans who lack access to affordable health care coverage and understands the government’s fundamental responsibility overseeing the financing and delivery of services through large, federal agencies.

Mr. Becerra’s deep background in health care policy and human services programs, his knowledge of underserved and vulnerable populations, his commitment to fiscal responsibility for both taxpayers and the government, combined with his leadership skills and willingness to listen to all stakeholders makes him the ideal Secretary to oversee HHS.

Attorney General Becerra’s experience as a legislator and executive leaves little room for doubt about his ability to help the Biden Administration successfully guide this nation out of the COVID pandemic and into a stronger era of health and human services delivery for all Americans.


Max Richtman
President and CEO